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5.0 out of 5 stars Great TV - Fits on kitchen counter under the upper cabinets, April 3, 2013
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There aren't many major brand Flat Panel TVs that will fit under the upper cabinet in your kitchen. We have 2 other Samsung TV's in the house and are very happy with them. It was a nice surprise to find this model for our kitchen. Its also nice to have the same remote control design in 3 rooms. The picture is great and the sound is pretty good for the small speakers facing down from the bottom edge.

A year ago we bought a 22" Visio for the kitchen. It fit because it has no stand to increase its height. The sound on the 22" Vizio was poor . . often hard to understand speech on some programs with the Vizio.

The TV is very light weight. To allow the TV to turn on the granite counter, I removed the sticky rubber feet and put on felt pads available at hardware stores for chair feet. The felt pads are very slippery so you can spin the TV with a finger tip.

Two Minor shortcomings for our needs:
1. TV has only 1 HDMI input. Our primary program source is HDMI, but with Amazon-Prime and NetFlix subscriptions we also ordered a RoKu3 module to play Amazon/NetFlix programming to this TV. It would be nice not to have to use an external HDMI switch. (We just discovered RoKu - its the competitor to the Apple TV module, but usually considered better than Apple TV unless most of your other gadgets are also Apple)

2. This TV has an external power block like your notebook computer. On our Peninsula kitchen counter, we turn this TV to face the Kitchen or Dinette. It would be nice to not have this power block to hide. Being compulsive about tidy electronics installations, I lengthened the low voltage power wire on the power block and placed it in the unfinished basement below the TV. Now we only have the thin black low-voltage power wire going into a wall plate along with the HDMI feed from the basement. The DishTV and Roku remote controls are both Radio-Frequency so the DishTV HDMI-module and RokU-Module can be in the basement below the TV.

Overall, we are really happy to find this great TV that is only 12.5" tall with the stand. If you really need 2 HDMI inputs and are OK with the higher price, look at the 19" Toshiba TV Toshiba 19L4200U 19-Inch 720p 60Hz LED TV (Black)
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Initial post: Apr 5, 2013 12:28:44 PM PDT
another idea for easy rotation is a lazy susan...

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 9:40:06 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 9:40:57 PM PDT
Can the base of this be removed so it can be mounted? Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 15, 2013 4:28:29 AM PDT
Yes. All major brand flat panel TVs have mounting provisions on the back, and the stand can be removed.

Posted on May 1, 2013 1:22:38 PM PDT
G. Barnes says:
I've noticed that Samsung has started getting stingy with the number of HDMI ports on their TV's, even the more expensive ones. I wonder why that is.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2013 9:45:16 AM PDT
Ann M. says:
I don't think it's just Samsung. I have a two year old LG 26 inch with composite, component, HDMI, optical and digital out and other ways of setting up the connections. I wanted to use the LG or Samsung new 29-inch models in the same older entertainment center space and a have a bit larger screen, but both brands have dropped the composite and some of the connections that I need for older, yet functional media equipment.

In reply to an earlier post on May 5, 2013 4:29:47 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 5, 2013 4:33:37 PM PDT
G. Barnes says:
I agree with you. I, too, need the legacy ports. My 46" Samsung has only one component and one composite in addition to the 4 HDMI ports (which are all in use). I still have a VCR/DVD recorder combo and older game system and ideally would like to have at least two of each port to accomodate a region free DVD player and whatever else I may need

Posted on May 27, 2013 9:18:13 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2013 2:19:43 PM PDT
Alaska's says:
You mentioned the stand can be removed for wall mounting. But, does the tv come ready to wall mount or must I buy an addtional mount? Thanks.

Posted on Jun 2, 2013 9:57:55 AM PDT
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